Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I apply to live at a rental property?

Applying for an available rental unit is a simple and quick process, requiring just three items:

  1. Completion of an application, downloadable here.
  2. Copies of most recent pay stubs or proof of income to pay the rent.
  3. Copies of driver’s license / ID cards for all parties on the lease

How can I pay my rental bill?

We offer several ways to pay your rent, including direct deposit to Shore United Bank (contact us for info). Venmo using “Nicole-Hassannia” and 7851 as the last four, if asked, or mail a check to our corporate address, HD Enterprises, 163 Mitchells Chance Road, Suite 111, Edgewater, MD 21037.

What is philanthropic capitalism?

The term philanthropic capitalism, or philanthrocapitalism was coined by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green in their book, Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World. According to Wikipedia, the term is often associated with a way of doing philanthropy that mirrors the way business is conducted in the for-profit world.

Our definition of philanthropic capitalism is nuanced in that we focus on making money to serve charitable causes and improve the lives of all individuals involved. No mission or vision can ever be accomplished without money—that is the reality of the world in which we live. We don’t believe making money is a bad thing, but rather making money for money’s sake is. Investors involved with HD Enterprises are making both financial and social investments simultaneously.

We want to create win-win scenarios for everyone, not just provide returns to an investor. For example, redevelopers are typically focused on profit and are unconcerned about those in the community who are impacted (i.e., gentrification, displaced neighborhoods, rental increases, etc.). Many environmentalists are so focused on being good stewards of the environment, it comes at the expense of communities that need development, jobs, and revenue. Social groups and non-profits consumed with people issues, in isolation of the economic impacts, ignore how subsidizing certain initiatives can exacerbate the problem it was intended to fix, while placing further burden upon taxpayers.

Imagine if these areas co-existed as one big forest, rather than each interest focused on one tree. That is our hope and dream, and how we aspire to run SSR Partners so we can make a positive impact in the lives of many.

What is SSR?

SSR stands for Sustainable Real Estate with Social Responsibility, a company that focuses on the intersection of real estate investing, sustainability, and philanthropy. Leveraging the lessons from HD Enterprises, coupled with The Ripple Fund, SSR combines three themes into one investment model:

Real Estate Investing: disciplined, financially driven investing, especially during economic lulls.

Sustainability: avoiding the littering of real estate, with a focus on beautification and energy conservation.

Philanthropy: provide life-altering support to women and children with aesthetic hindrances.

What is The Ripple Fund?

The Ripple Fund is a charitable fund designed to improve the lives of women and children, specifically in cases where a physical/aesthetic hindrance may hold them back from thriving in their lives. The fund is managed by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

How can I donate to The Ripple Fund?

Donations to The Ripple Fund are handled by The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. Donate here.

How can I get more involved and support HD’s mission?

Financial donations to The Ripple Fund are always welcome, as are gifts of time and talent. We are always looking for investors, to include participation in SSR Partners.